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Israel marked the first full day of mourning for Ariel Sharon on Sunday. The former Israeli prime minister died Saturday after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke. He was 85-years-old. Sharon's coffin was transferred to the parliament in Jerusalem where it will lie in state. Israeli President Shimon Peres, among other dignitaries, laid a wreath for the so-called warrior statesman who helped change the face of the Middle East. He was a controversial figure for many. But in the cafes of Tel Aviv, Israelis remembered him as a hero who helped found their nation state. (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) NORTHERN ISRAELI RESIDENT ASHER ALUF, SAYING: "We lost an Israel-loving figure, a great warrior, and we also lost the last of the Mohicans that Israel had." (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEL AVIV RESIDENT KOBI HALPERIN, SAYING: "We all feel that Ariel Sharon is kind of like our father and it almost feels like there is no replacement for that and I think i